Founded in 1991 and motivated by the conviction that “The Arts are Basic”
Arts Attack Publications has stood for superior quality in art instruction for decades now and is exclusively devoted to developing and publishing high quality, easy-to-teach, video-based visual art lessons for children.
Used extensively by homeschool parents & co-op art-teachers
The Atelier program is known for user-friendliness, enabling home educators to achieve exceptional artwork from their students and for its process oriented and experiential approach to teaching - which teaches to the right side of the brain, developing learning and creative skills that enhance student performance in all areas and throughout life. Since its initial introduction in early 2000, Atelier has been used by many of thousands of homeschoolers around the world.
About the Creator of Arts Attack and Atelier
Marcia Osterink earned a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Studio Art from Michigan State University. She began her career in education by teaching in the elementary classroom (grades 3-5) and has taught visual art (from Kindergarten through college level) for over 30 years.
An accomplished artist, Marcia has specialized in the areas of sculpture and watercolor, receiving numerous commissions for her watercolor portraits of children. Marcia is a passionate believer in the importance of art in the elementary school and the critical role it plays in enabling students to reach their full potential.
Prior to founding Arts Attack Publications and creating the Arts Attack curricula, she developed “Arts in Action”, winner of the prestigious Golden Bell Award presented by the California School Boards Association.